HC cracksdown on Dharamshala civic body over illegal constructions
Himachal Pradesh high court on Wednesday directed the commissioner, municipal corporation, Dharamshala, to submit a status report regarding unauthorized construction, identified in different areas under the civic body, and action taken, initiated or proposed in this regard.
The court also directed the deputy commissioner and Kangra superintendent of police at Dharamshala to provide full assistance to the municipal corporation in this regard.
The MC commissioner, who was present in the court, was further asked to instruct the enforcement staff of the engineering wing to visit different areas of the corporation once in a fortnight and submit a report with respect to suspected illegal constructions.
The owner of such premises should be asked to explain within one week and in case the construction is found to be illegal, all lawful measures to be taken immediately to prevent unauthorized action, the HC said.